DNRME statement on safety prosecutions
Please attribute to a Department Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) spokesperson
DNRME has filed charges in the industrial magistrates court against BMA and a BMA representative alleging breaches of statutory safety and health obligations resulting in the death of Mr Allan Houston.
In the past year, DNRME has also commenced proceedings against two Queensland quarry operators and their representatives in respect of two fatal incidents that occurred in 2018, alleging breaches of safety and health obligations causing death.
Other proceedings are also underway in relation to alleged breaches of safety and health obligations causing serious injuries to a coal mine worker at Glencore run coal handling and preparation plant.
Queensland Resources Safety and Health Regulator prosecutes when it is in the public interest and there is sufficient evidence that is capable of securing a conviction.
Safety of our mine workers is paramount, please see our compliance policy here: https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/240434/compliance-policy.pdf
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Last updated 28 January 2020